Seneca Lake out of Sampson 11/2


Good to very good pike fishing continues on Seneca Lake. Did a 1/2 day trip with my friend Eric (who’s pike photo is on my homepage) and his dad David for Dave’s birthday. Pike action was a little slow when we started just after 7 am, but picked up quickly when we got some wind. Eric fly-fished for the most part, sticking with his own Type 6 sink tip. He landed one fish on the fly and missed one or two. The sink tip probably just wasn’t getting the fly deep enough. David did very well with the gear fishing, landing around 9 or 10 nice fish. Eric picked up a few with the spinning rod as well. David wanted to learn laker jigging, so we set up for those. On his first drop he landed a nice 28″ 7lb. 12 oz. laker! Eric nabbed a 25″ fish shortly thereafter. Fish were in 85′ to 105′ and the big laker was LOADED with baitfish! H2O is at 51. We only saw a couple other boats on the lake – it was very quiet out there.